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>> and new at ten. coal is set to become the world's number one energy source by 2017. environmentalists, as you can imagine, are not the happy and as more and more countries use coal in just five years, china will be the number one consumer of the so-called dirty energy, we'll talk about that with an environmentalist, also, we also have our eyes on washington, of course, lawmakers are on vacation, but there still is no deal on taxes. nearly every american is going to have to pay more in just eight days if congress can't reach some kind of an agreement. checking the big board right now, the dow jones industrial average is down about 41 points. again, we've got a half day of trading and we close today at 1 p.m., so that traders can go out on christmas break. light volume, but there are significant movers that we'll talk about in just a second. in particular, apple and jb penpejb-- j.c. penney. we have shibani joshi and adam shapiro as well and first to nicole, j.c. penney, a lot of people worried about retail sales, think it's going to hit companies like j.c. penney har
about wind energy that needs to be sunsetted, soon. you bring up the side of the cliff that no one talks about. the sequester, the automatic spending reduction, i don't think it would be a bad thing if washington took the sequester and showed that they could cut spending. >> because we have a never budget balancing act going on with the journalist pointed out the secret gang of six meetings, that's budgeting by, secret gang of 12 meetings. and-- >> quickly that's what we use today call blue smoke and mirrors in washington and that's why people are upset at washington. don't trust them. david: good to see you. well, the numbers are in and you were not shopping as much as last year, apparently. holiday retail sales were basically unchanged from last year and sandy, of course, and the connecticut shooting got some blame, but what about no jobs and no money? coming up, the opening bell, futures are up. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ [ indistinct shouting ] [ male announcer ] time and sales data. split-second stats. [ indistinct shouting ] ♪ it's so close to the options floor... [ indistinct s
it, merry christmas. well, energy guzzler, china's coal imports are almost up 35% since this time last year. the international energy agency warns that coal is on track to be the world's chief energy source by 2017 mainly because of china. what's an environmentalist to do about all this of. we asked bob deans of the natural resources defense council at the top of the hour. stay tuned. and let's go back to nicole for a check on microsoft right now. of course that's stuart's favorite stock. what's it doing? >> that's right, he always discloses that he owns some shares. well, if he were to be watching right this moment he'd be disappointed because the stock here is down nearly 1%. the biggest loser in the dow jones industrials and the experts have been watching the shopping this holiday season, are not seeing the shoppers really buying windows 8, the latest microsoft software and saying while the parking lots have been full in the malls and such and apple store is bustling and people are leaving with packages, while people are intrigued with microsoft 8 they're not really getting in
more energy than i used to, when i'm out with my kids, my daughter's like, "mom, wait up!" and i'm thinking, "shouldn't you have more energy than me? you're, like, eight!" [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. advantage: mom. let's fight fat with alli. have a healthier holiday at letsfightholidayfat.com. >>> during a time when we could use little more feel good, a little boy with cancer who always wanted to be a soldier gets a huge surprise from the 200 police military command out of ft. meade. wait until you see the reaction. >> the 10-year-old thought the highlight of his day would be skyping for the first time with a soldier in kuwait. >> i like your uniform. >> thanks. >> but it got even better. >> i got some army guys outside waiting on you. >> he went outside to find a crowd and soldiers waiting to fulfill his dream to enlist in the army. >> one of your life long am bigs is to become a soldier. i brought a few of my troops here to make you an honorary m
the energy airforce base. during the reagan administration, a great big commission that sounfound a soln for social security, these were big public fora where discussions were held with the public and now everything seems to be happening behind closed doors. why could openness happened in years past and today we can seem to get to deal? >> in large measure because the media has so changed. in those days, you did not have 24-hour coverage. what you find with 24-hour coverage if an idea services, at 10:00 a.m., it is dead by 2:00 p.m. because everybody goes to the cameras. the cameras are there. ever-present and wine to -- wanting to hype something. before you debate it is dead. you really see that around here. >> there has been a fair bit of criticism of the president for not embracing the findings of that commission. what is your take? >> i advised the president not to embrace the specifics because i feared if he did, house republicans would automatically be in opposition. if you are part of the commission you saw that dynamic. there were 18 of us. six representing the president, six rep
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in the history of science and that means more wacky weather, more moisture, more energy. global warming is a misnomer. it should be called global swing. >> which means the world doesn't end tomorrow. it's just every little event is worse or inkre meantycrementally worse than before. >> you look at all the glaciers are receding. the ice caps has diminished by 50% just in the last 50 years. an area the size of united states in terms of ice disappeared this year over the polar ice caps. the seasons are changing. summer is longer winter is shorter, tropical diseases are moving north. all the indicators show that the earth is warming up and that's what's driving some of this wacky weather. >> duh that show more or could we snap back? >> get used to it. we could be experiencing more 100-year flooding storms, hurricanes because there's more energy circumstance lating. we could argue how much human activity is driving it but everybody agrees the earth is heating up there's more energy in the system. that means more swing in the weather. >> no matter who's contributing it
. back to you, carl. >> seema, thanks so much. check out some energy in metals this morning. let's go to our favorite birthday girl of the day. bertha coombs. >> thank you very much, for the birthday wishes. you know, it's national chocolate day. what else would be better on your birthday? except for a lot of inventory numbers today, delayed because of the christmas holiday. we have energy at the moment fractionally higher across the board. the dollar index weakening just a hair at the moment. despite the fact that we had industry numbers that were a bit bearish. the api putting out numbers of crude stocks. when you look out at the estimates for the eia, we're expecting to see a drawdown of crude of 2 million barrels. crude, the third weekly gain. one of the biggest gains we've seen in a long time, nearly 3% this week. it's looking fairly technically strong. gasoline will be the one that people will watch. eia estimates are for a build there of 250,000 barrels. it's closer to that than what we saw from the api at 2.5 million barrels. that's certainly going to be more bullish for gasol
on the energy markets. let's go to bertha coombs at the nymex. >> we are seeing a little bit of a pullback here when it comes to brent futures, and also across the board pretty much in energy today. not what you would necessarily expect with the weaker dollar. the concern, of course, is that if we do go over that fiscal cliff, no deal by the end of the year. that we will see some recessionary pressures here in the first quarter. at least that's what the congressional budget office is talking about. nat gas is feeling the pressure after a strong rally over the last couple of days. we're getting profit taking there. ironically, it comes after the commitment of traders report from the cftc saying we saw the biggest increase in terms of net long positions in nymex futures. gold holding steady. not necessarily being the big safe haven play. but it is among the strongest performers in the metals complex. we are seeing some strength in po laid yum and platinum. that according to rbc because of a new etf there. >> thank you very much, bertha coombs. we've got a travel doubleheader for you. former conti
education and research and development, investing in clean energy and technology, investing in infrastructure and dealing with the deficits were more -- in a more balanced way. it was about what our obligations are to each other. it was about big things. those are very, very big things. i will say that, for all of the critique about whether our campaign was about big things or not, the preoccupations of people who write about that -- and i used to do that for a living -- i don't try to separate myself -- many of them are my best friends -- there is an awful lot of horse race coverage of this presidential race. there is such a preoccupation with who will win and who will lose and so little real interest in what the implications are. >> we were talking about pulling. >> public polling is so voluminous now. any to kids with an abacus can do a poll of the corner grocery store and some national news are in position will cover it as if it is news. and maybe the billion tommy pulled him out today. -- the billy and tommy poll came out today. it can be done sound yet they produce res
"' series on the cloud factories, the enormous amounts of energy consumed by some of these massive data centers. what impressed me in my visit to the internet was the efforts towards efficiency, particularly at the top of the business, particularly the googles and the facebooks and the yahoo!s all striving towards making their data centers as efficient as possible and all recognizing quite clearly that it's often more efficient to keep your stuff on, you know, in this massive machine than it is to have it on a machine, you know, sitting humming on your desk. so, you know, i -- there's a, um, a professor at stanford whose name has just escaped me but who points out, you know, information technology only uses about 2% of energy. but when you poll people about how much energy they think it uses, they'll readily say 50% because our lives are so intertwined with these machines. but every time you kind of look under rocks, it turns out it's quite an efficient way of doing business. >> host: and, andrew blum, if you had -- if you could or if you have aggregated the amount of investment put in
this year. these are things that can tell you how much energy you're using, you can control them with your smartphone app so they can connect to the internet. so devices are getting smarter and smarter. they are learning our energy usage habits and are saving us energy. in fact, we have a nest in my house and it saved us about $300 a month this summer in air conditioning bills. >> the final one, what is it, 4d television or 4k television? >> this is ultra-high definition television. why have high definition when you can have ultra-high definition. someone who works in tv, i'm sure you're really excited to see this. sony is already selling these. they are about 25 grand so that's not affordable. >> how much better def do i get? now it's 1080p. how many more pixels do i get? >> you have to see it to believe it. i saw demos before and thought okay, you don't know you want this until you see it. then you think yes, i want this. sony is doubling down on this technology by remastering some of these movies for this type of technology. they've got "spider-man" out. i think we will talk about it --
a plane with stand 200 volts per square meter of energy coming off of a device. and an ipad puts off .00006 microvolts. you had needyou would need a football team of ipads to crate something that planes cannot handle. >> gavin: so what is it? >> red tape. >> gavin: a bundle of caution? >> no, back 03 30 years people were using radio frequency devices that probably did interfere with the noise levels of the pilot. but planes are very different and there are fcc rules and it's just the government being the government. >> gavin: you expect the government to no longer be the government in 2013? what's the trendline? >> there has been a lot of push back. i have not stopped writing about this. i've been relentless. last week the fcc urged the faa to change this. this is hurting consumers as far as productivity. this week the senator from missouri said if the faa does not tart start to look into this in a quicker fashion they'll start legislation. >> gavin: i could not support that more being on the plane as much as i am. twitter,. >> 2014, i'm writing a book, it will be out next year about
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about the veg tannels and be smarter and have more energy. >> i find myself doing it with the milk. you are talking about the calcium and the teeth . i participate and thrameeps parents also -- respiratory >> it is not involved and not eating fruits and vegetables. >> and exercise is so important. you say to add to the daily routine. you talk about tech gifts . you got to get outside and run around. >> tike bite-sized pieces of the you can't expect a parent to go home and exercise with my child for an hour. you take five or 10 minutes and walk the dog and getting outside in the cold weather is a beautiful thing. people tend to stay inside. get outside and walk the dog and play with the ball or inside, do sit am've ups and push ups with the children. it is not unreasonable. it is mommy me time and daddy time with the kids. >> i saw a couple of jumping jacks . improve their emotional health. >> parents need to be better displinarians. it is children that are not disciplined properly . parents . to be their children's friends. you want to be their parents and you have to stop and give guid
the administration, destroy the energy of government, and substitute the pleasure, caprice or artifices of an insignificant, turbulent, or corrupt junta to the regular deliberations and decisions of a respectable majority." but in recent years, the senate has been remade into a super majority constitution. you need 60 votes to get almost anything done. between 2009 and 2010, we had more filibusters than we had in the '50s, '60s, and '70s combined. and they're not filibusters like we think of them, where the senators go to the floor and debate an issue until they keel over from exhaustion. they're just obstruction. if you watch a filibuster today, it doesn't look like anything. it's the blue screen on c-span, the one with the classical music playing over it. you don't tune in to here an intense minority demand a great debate on the issue of the day. you tune in to hear a string quartet. senator jeff merkley, a democrat from oregon is trying to change that. he's got a proposal to force talking filibusters in the senate. it wouldn't change what i think is a central part in the senate, the
bronchitis. doctors say he needs to build up his energy before he can be released. doctors say nelson mandela, in the hospital now for two weeks is improving. he's 94 and recovering from a lung infection and gall stone surgery. also, queen elizabeth is a bit under the weather tonight, trying to get over a nasty cold before christmas. the 86-year-old had to skip church today, something that rarely happens. buckingham palace says she'll be back in church for services on christmas day. >>> in newtown, connecticut on this sunday, church leaders were given standing ovations at the st. rose of lima catholic church. mon senior robert weiss was thanked by his congregation for helping so many people through the horror of the sandy hook elementary school shootings. tonight we're noticing something very positive across the country in response to this story. here's mark greenblatt. >> reporter: an overwhelming river of giving now flows freely through the newtown post office. some send prayers, others much needed support. all the way from idaho, washington, and far beyond. >> i think i saw brazil, austral
was an engineer with a passion to try a lot of new stuff and i have a lot of energy. i hired people because i could not do myself what i wanted to do, and so i had employees. and i respected the work that they did because i gave them good salaries and the very best dental and health insurance, better than lockheed. and i never thought that i was there to grow a business or to make a profit. in fact, the number one thing -- and i always said that even to those who held stock in my company -- the number one thing, the biggest priority for my employees was to have fun. i enjoyed the accomplishment of breakthroughs and the fun of a first applied. and everyone who worked for me deserved to have that enjoyment. the second priority was the families of the employees have fun. that is why we provided good salaries and good health care and so on. the third priority, no cutting to make a profit. it is tough to say that to a stockholder or a board member. but every company i have ever seen go bankrupt, they started having fun -- they stop having fun before that. when people have fun, they will work like.
cue of man nearly washed away by the rain-swollen river. >> he had no energy left. >> jack klugman has passed away. he is best known for playing "the odd couple." >> chuck pagano returned to his team as he continues to battle leukemia. >> i asked bruce to take over. you had to win nine games? >> all that matters. >> first lady michelle obama answers calls on the santa tracking program. >> on the third day of christmas -- >> my true love gave to me. >> that stupid hat. >>> merry christmas and welcome to >>> merry christmas, welcome to "cbs this morning." merry christmas to you and you. >> our first christmas together. >> our first christmas together. yeah. great place to be. looking forward to a healthy and happy new year as well. >> so am i. santa was good to you? >> well, i'm going to see when i get home. he wasn't there when i left. since we get here so early, i'll check in when i get home. >> exactly. all right. >>> before we get started though, let's go to rebecca jarvis for a quick check of the headlines. >> thanks i'm rebecca jarvis. from the midwest to th
if they do resume here after the christmas holidays? as far as energy is concerned for brent the third straight session to the down side. toward the end of the day, did make it positive on gasoline futures. we did have nat gas selling off after the big rally last week traders saying the longer term forecast doesn't look so cold so natural gas giving it up here ahead of the christmas holiday. merry christmas both to you and maria. hope you have a wonderful one. >> you too, bertha. thanks. >> thank you so much. right back at you. have a great holiday. call it a tale of two retailers. best buy shares down 50% this year while amazon shares are up 50%. so no matter where you do your shopping this holiday, which stock would you rather buy? let's start talking numbers. our guests, good to see you guys. carter, let's talk about these moves. would you rather buy into the amazon rally? >> sure. or buy into the best buy selloff? >> you know, not to be scrooge or anything, but we don't like either of them. basically, simply put, we don't like best buy because it is so bad and amazon because it is
a penchant for acts of wild folly. he had an uncle on his mother side he was possessed of energy so maniacal that he -- stoned blackhawks good sense and deceptiveness, simkins wrote. what his father achieved by indirection, stone pursued openly and come in the process, attracted enemies. characteristics of halt and stone stoopes in simkins memoir provide context for defining event in the lives of will and strom thurmond. in the mid 1920s when strom was living at home in edgefield and teaching of the local high school, a situation developed inside the household going to when strom's acts of wild both. among the service employed was a 16 year-old african-american girl. october 1925, butler gave birth to a daughter, whom she named and see me. six months later, butler's sister took her to pennsylvania where she was moving with her husband. she passed the child to another sister who raised her as her own. not until she was 13 did she learn the identity of her actual mother. three years later, she met her father, strom thurmond, in his law office just off the town square in edgefield. essie mae's
holidays to all of our troops serving overseas. we love you. you are our heros. >> she has a lot of energy. victoria jackson has always had a lot of energy. that is one of her signatures. >> that's a good way to put it. >> it's great to wake up to. >> that's right. [ laughter ] >> we have so much going on on the show this morning. if can you see behind the scenes here. john cooking up great christmas. >> dag gum great foods. coming up in 30 or 40 minutes or so i have got your best gadgets. guys, wait until the last possible minute to buy gifts for their wives and ladies in their life. coming up i will will show you some last minute ones you can go out and pick up this weekend right before christmas. >> high calorie and expensive show coming up before you. just in our newsroom of the president and family landing in honolulu, hawaii could the president's vacation come at a worse time. we are just 10 days away from falling off the fiscal cliff. there is still no deal in sight. >> don't hold your breath, folks. peter doocy joins us live from washington, d.c. with the latest. peter, any deal an
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urban mechanics. some of you may be in the audience to today. but that energy, that talented, that brains around energizing and engineering a community's capability to lift people, that's what we've got going on in this city. that's why this room is full. >> absolutely. >> i ask the development question because i, i feel compelled to ask a news-oriented question, i don't know why. [laughter] >> paul, -- bob, can i say one thing? >> i'll get you to weigh in in a second. the biggest development on the horizon for boston is the possibility of a billion dollar casino complex being built in east boston at the suffolk downs race track if the developers win the eastern massachusetts casino license, one of the three licenses up for grabs from east to west in the state. the new state gaming commission, of course, has to go through its process, but most insiders you talk to think that the east boston plan has the best chance of any to go all the way. and i'm wondering and, ed, let me start with you here, and then i want to go to ayanna because she has to consider this on the city counc
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there. why not be nice. once you're nice they marry you. >> it takes no energy. >> and do what my mother always told me, write your thank-you letters. >> peter greenberg going out on a limb. thank you very much. >>> two weeks ago we reported on a case of jon hammar, a marine veteran who was locked up in mexico for four months. he's on his way home for christmas. as jim axelrod reports the return trip has not been easy. >> reporter: when he crossed over the border into the u.s. friday night it seemed like jon hammar's four-month ordeal was over. hammar had been in a mexican jail since august for bringing a shotgun across the border for a surfing vacation with a friend. he was held in a notorious prison said to be run by a drug cartel. and in this photo he's actually chained to a bed. >> we actually started receiving calls from members of the cartel saying, you know, we have your son and we're going to kill him. and they put him on the phone and i realized they really did. >> to make matters worse he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after serv
felt i had to be there every day to observe ronald reagan. i was still covering the energy crisis and three mile island and other things. >> on tv news, there is so much attention to what women on tv where and what they look like. is that still true? >> there was an article. >> i saw that article. >> there was a story recently about what women anchors are wearing. it was only about women. >> it seemed a little silly. i think the exciting thing is we're covering major beats, we have women in very important roles. we now have women executive producers. s runningice president group the broadcasts and making decisions. >> you do not feel that women get promoted on tv for looks? >> i am sure in some cases, yes. my experience has been in more than 34 years with nbc news and before that i was at 10 and 9, and was recruited from philadelphia to come here by them. had two very happy years there. nobody has ever said to me -- maybe once i was wearing something with polka dots. i thought i looked very chic. in my ear, i heard the producers say if you ever wear that again, i will murder you o
. people not wanting to make commitments. and therefore give of their time and their energy to have families in the first place. and then he made reference to this manipulation of nature. but he never mentioned gay marriage. he never mentioned gay people in there. so i think, you know, it is it was certainly one can interpret that was the focus of what he was talking about in that particular paragraph. but i think to characterize the whole message that way is reductive. he was calling all of us to task for various failings, in our personal lives, and i think that the message is that the dialogue -- we have to engage in an ongoing dialogue, even with those who disagree with us. i would include gay people. >> raymond arroyo, thank you for joining us with your take on what we expect to be the content of the homily a little later in th christmas message as well. raymond arroyo is the news director of the eternal world television network. thank you for being with us. we're going to take a short break on cnn. 2012 turned out to be a year full of incredible stories. some sparked internatio
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this energy up to the east. you'll be watching for heavy snow in the burlington area. many people might be vacationing and enjoying some skiing at this time in vermont so that's good news. but temperature plummetted in the south. it's only 32 in charlotte and 27 in memphis. so ali, unseasonably cold here in the southeast. this is more like what you'd be experiencing in new york than we would here in atlanta. >> just above freezing in atlanta and in alabama freezing and lower. bonnie, we'll check in with you through the course of the morning. this dangerous storm and it's devastating winds have several states in the south picking up pieces this morning in the cold after getting torn up by tornados. look at this incredible surveillance video from cameras at a walgreens drugstore in mobile, alabama. vehicles getting tossed around like match boxes in the parking lot. >> i've never been in a war zone but i'm sure this is what it's looks like. here's a bunch of tin, a bunch of stuff lifted off the buildings in our parking lot. >> tornados also ripped up parts of pearl river county, mississipp
of education, and perhaps the department of energy as well, in education. k-12 released 0-12. -- or at least 9-12. >> i am very interested in program transparency. what ever happens with the fiscal cliff negotiations, government agencies are going to be extremely press from a budget and standpoint. in the short term, it seems to be -- having a legacy system cannot be afforded. how do we overcome the cost pressure of making things open, making them accessible? it is not free. i am really interested in comments about the impact of the realities of cost on making things more accessible and open. >> i am fascinated by the trend we have in front of us. we have the modernization act, which should have added to that and facilitated improvements in efficiency. you have budget pressures which should dovetail nicely with modernization. yet when you look at dramatic increases in it investments over the last couple years -- and there have been, they are largely associated with legacy approach is creating a future funding stream for a sil within the bureaucracy. -- silo within the bureaucracy. this is the
to be gone, we need the government to create the next energy industry. we will spend all this money on these renewable things. it will be great. we know how to do it, we have experts. then a disruptive market driven technology comes along that generates $2 natural gas makes all that stuff or basically puts it into the future and the money just went down the drain. a case study the way dwogovernm planning and infrastructure spending, you will get 10 cents of every dollar you spend, basically. that should be in a future book, shouldn't it, to show you the way? we have to learn it again and again. >> it should. as your kids get older and my kids are at that age, it should. as a you start to see some of the school's syllabus for business classes and marketing classes, what you will learn, joe, making a profit is the last thing any of these classes want to teach. >> it's a dirty business. >> there was a time 4 or 500 years ago a middleman marked something up, that was supposed to be a bad thing. supposed to have a zero-sum game between buyer and serier and i thought we all learned about
for a bronchitis-related cough. he had a series of setbacks. >> he just started to have a few low energy days and things kind of snowballed from there. probably exactly the wrong time because of his weakened condition, because of the fight against bronchitis, 88 years old, it adds up to a tough situation right now. >> juliet: he's been a tough guy all his life. he's reportedly alert, joking with the staff at methodist hospital. we're told he's on liquids only for the time being. >>> dozens of people singing "amazing grace" at a candlelight vigil as they remembered the two firefighters murdered in new york. ♪ i once was lost ♪ but now am found ♪ . >> juliet: the two men were shot and killed during an ex-con's christmas eve ambush. we're hearing from the firefighters who survived the attack. in a joint statement, they shared their gratitude for all the prayers. doctors upgraded their conditions to satisfactory. that's good news. >>> the next step in the long healing process for people of newtown, connecticut, the town moving forward with plans for a permanent memorial honoring the 26 vict
. the democrats have politics and legislation. it is not in our genes to put a whole bunch of energy in getting the republican party. we've not learned how to do that yet, i don't think. i like being a democrat for that reason. >> one of the things we hear from long-term members or members who are leaving is the congeniality here has changed. what is your view? >> person-to-person, you know what our elevaters are like here. the public probably doesn't but we get squished and it is fun. there's humor and there is a lot of banter and people don't dislike each other. period. but you get off that elevator and it changes. when i first got here, people were -- the thing that surprised me was how polite, how respectful everybody was to everybody no matter what party you were, no matter what the issue was. it was very respectful. so you could carry on real conversations that over the years it has gotten -- it is just not. that's been a huge disappointment. >> our research shows that you are spoken on the floor, given 400-plus speeches. >> almost 450. >> in the house of representatives, why do you use t
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